Crying by yourself on the crapper

I normally spend a lot of time in the bathroom at home. Most guys probably know what I’m talking about. You would think that everyone would leave you alone in there.  But people,...

Igniting the panic: Is the media to blame?

As the coronavirus first started to spread in the United States, platforms like Facebook and Twitter were littered with complaints that the epidemic was being blown out of proportion by the media.  And...

Snowmobiling

We got a snowmobile for Christmas. It’s actually for the kids, but I’ve put a few hours on it too. It’s about the smallest model you can find these days (other than the...

The gray area of the modern-day draft

And the undefined role of the new-age woman Let me repeat something that you undoubtedly already know. Last week, a United States military drone struck and killed an Iranian security and intelligence commander,...

Getting old sucks

In a few weeks, I’ll be having another birthday. I guess when you get to a certain age, you can’t really say you’re “celebrating” it, or even that excited about it. It’s pretty...

When I grow up I want to be…

Last week, the elementary kids get to dress up for career day, so I asked my youngest son what he was going to wear. As he was thinking, I told him he...

Fantasy vs. Reality

I love a good fantasy. When I was little, my favorite books were The Hobbit and The Sword Of Shannara. My favorite movies were Star Wars and The Princess Bride. And my...

A love poem to my favorite sweater

I hope this doesn’t get too sappy, but I need to write a love poem. From the moment that I saw you, true love was meant to be. You had my heart locked...

They grow up so fast

When you have kids, people are constantly reminding you that “they grow up so fast.” Thank goodness!!! Don’t get me wrong.  I have enjoyed and cherished...

White lies

I’ve told a few lies in my life. That’s the truth. And the real reason has been pretty consistent and fairly simple. Because I was scared. As a child, I had a propensity for...